In the Adult Forum: Confession and Testimony as the Pre-Formance of Conscience

Event details

  • Sunday | March 15, 2020
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room

St. Paul’s Adult Formation Committee is pleased to welcome Dr. Natalie Kertes Weaver to the Adult Forum for another intriguing series of lectures. Please plan to join us for a four-part Lenten series entitled Examining Conscience in Christian Narrative at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room.

Dr. Weaver earned her B.A. at John Carroll University, M.A. at Pepperdine University, and Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago. Her areas of interest and expertise include: feminist theology; theology of suffering; theology of the family; religion and violence; and (inter)sex and theology.

Join us on March 15 for the second of four sessions in our Lenten forum series:

Confession and Testimony as the Per-Formance of Conscience — This session will explore the hermeneutical function of “confession” and “testimony” in the formation and enactment of Christian identity. As a genre of speech, confession plays an important part in Christian community. From the great confession stories of figures such as St. Paul and St. Augustine to the personal testimonies we give in our own communities, confession and testimony serve as a type of speech to encourage, witness, confirm, and convict. This session will examine the function of self-storying speech in the formation of identity and behavior of Christian individuals and communities.

Here are the remaining sessions in this series: 
March 22: Conscience and Conflict in Christian Character(s)
March 29: Christian Story and Public Conscience